#WOTR2020 #AudioReview – Damon (The Protectors #1) by Teresa Gabelman

Damon DeMasters is a vampire warrior who has taken an oath to not only protect his own kind, but humans as well. Crimson Rush is the new drug on the streets, and it’s their duty to find who is behind the selling of vampire blood and stop it.

A social worker, Nicole Callahan, fights for the right of every child placed in her care. There’s a war now, as vampires have stepped out into the spotlight taking their place in society, and the children are at the heart of it all.

Damon and his fellow warriors have been ordered by the Vampire Council to train Nicole and her colleagues against the dangers they now face in their new world. Even as sparks fly and tensions mount, Nicole and Damon depend on each other to protect the children of both races.

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I read this book back in March 2014. Teresa has just released the audios and I am so enjoying going back and listening to them.  I could not believe how much of the minor things I forgotten over the years. I have to say I still love these warriors today as much as I did 5 years ago.

Nicole is a social worker that takes her job seriously. She is determined to keep the kids safe and it doesn’t matter if they are human or vampire.
Damon, one of the Vampire Council Warriors, was sent to train the social workers on how to protect themselves while doing their jobs. The sparks start to fly as soon as Nicole and Damon first see each other. However, Damon does not want to get involved and attached so Nicole comes up with a “friends with benefits” option.

I love that Nicole is tough and stands up to these big tough Vampires, never backing down never giving up and has no issues getting in their faces. Things start to go bad when Nicole and the others realize there are some pretty mean people out to get her because she is doing her job so well. Damon pulls the “I’m getting too close so I’ll push her away” routine and right after she lays her feelings out on the table.

I also enjoyed the close friendship almost sisterly like relationship that Nicole and Pam have. Seeing Nicole, Pam, and Jared interacting was great. Pam and Jared always made me smile or laugh. I would get aggravated with Damon he would be so sweet and nice and then go all Alpha male thinking he was protecting Nicole but only end up hurting her feelings. Here again Nicole always called him out on it and stood up to anyone she felt was doing wrong by her. I loved that she had pet turtles, Ren and Stimpy, and not the typical cat or dog. The way Nicole collects the money for the kids Christmas party was a gag.

Like i said enjoyed this book today as much as I did when I read it. I am so ready for Jared. The narrator did a wonderful job his voice changes were enough that you realized it was a different character.  I am so ready to listen to all these warriors stories and catch up on all of them.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Teresa Gabelman, writes paranormal romance and contemporary romance with a side of humor in each story. Her heroines are strong and independent keeping the sexy alpha heroes on their toes.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

Website: www.teresagabelman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teresagabelman/
Email: warriors@teresagabelman.com

Paranormal

The Protectors (Vampire Romance Series)
Damon
Jared
Duncan
Sid
Adam
Slade
A Warrior Wedding
Jax
Sloan
Blaze
The Invisible Warrior
Ronan
Viktor
Bishop ‘COMING SOON’

Lee County Wolves (Shifter Romance Series)
Forbidden Hunger
Forbidden Seduction
Forbidden Desire
Forbidden Temptation
Forbidden Secrets

Stone’s Wolf Sanctuary (Wolf Shifter Romance)
Sanctuary
Refuge

Magic & Mayhem Universe (Reading Order)
Wicked *itch
Sinfully Wicked
Blissfully Wicked

Single Paranormal Titles
The Enforcer (Vampire Romance)
Karma’s Revenge (A Bad Girls Novel)
Claiming Jade (Shifter Paranormal)

Contemporary Titles
Rodeo Romance
Blind Faith

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Kristen Strassel

Kristen Strassel

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Hi! I’m Kristen! I write magical men, ladies you’ll want to make your new BFF, and places you’ll want to call home. My books are about shifters, vamps, and famous people. A little something for everyone. 🙂 I also do makeup for film and television so I like to incorporate some of that behind the scenes stuff into my stories. When I’m not working, I’m either watching football, finding new things to hang on my walls, or planning my next road trip.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

I have a hot pink couch with is the perfect place to write hot romances. You can usually find me there, under a leopard print blankie, writing my latest story. I’ll most likely be listening to Black Keys or Hozier radio on Pandora and maybe drinking hot cocoa or iced tea.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers! I love to see how you guys react to things in person and what you really love.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Stephen King

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

Ideally, I like to write in the morning. My work schedule is erratic so I can’t always have a consistent schedule. I also can write at night. But my creativity takes the afternoon off.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I have some of my mom’s old books which are special because she’s not here anymore.

What are your social links?

Website: www.kristenstrassel.com
Facebook: facebook.com/kristenstrasselauthor
Reader group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/432223330276361/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kristen-strassel
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7267647.Kristen_Strassel

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

amazon.com/author/kristenstrassel

#Review – Lone Survivor (Last of Us #2) by Nikki Landis

Lone Survivor (Last of Us, #2)

Zombies!

The world has gone to ***, and the zombie apocalypse is now responsible for wiping out humanity.

One girl believes she’s all alone and the world’s last hope for survival . . . but is she the key, a threat, or something else entirely?

A GROUP OF SURVIVORS … must find a way to live together when a terrible virus turns deadly. Two different strands determine what type of zombie is unleashed upon those lucky enough to escape the initial outbreak. One year later survival is the only objective . . . until the mutations begin to change and humanity becomes the scariest monster of all.

– Bailee & Sawyer –


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All things ZOMBIE! We have a reason why the world has gone to hell in a handbasket! And now…how do we fix it??? There is a reason the zombies are the way they are, and the way the zombies are evolving will make the geek in you get excited! We have so much more in this story about the hows and whys that make the zombies. EXCELLENT!

This is Bailee’s and Sawyer’s story. This starts out with Bailee and her dealing with her own turmoil. She has been on her own for a year. That’s right folks, an entire year. Feeling like she was alone, the lone survivor. Along with her own turmoil we find out that she is the niece of the man that found this virus that made zombies. While out scavenging she is overrun by zombies and is saved by Sawyer. Sawyer happens to be an alpha soldier that has had a team out looking for Bailee…but she does not know this. There are lots of secrets and Sawyer, along with his team, don’t divulge these with Bailee. Bailee is brought to their compound and is made to feel like one of the group. A budding romance begins between the two …then things go awry. Traitor? Enemy? Zombie? Crazy chaos!

This story starts giving you some essential information to get started, it gets you drawn in, gives you something new to grasp onto with the zombie apocalypse. It’s fast paced and an incredible page turner right to the very end. Love always finds a way but then sacrifice always gets in the way. This is a fantastic story with just the right amount of everything put into one story. There really is something for everyone with this. Even if you aren’t a zombie fanatic you will absolutely enjoy this story. I can’t wait for the next installment. Bring it on!

Nikki Landis

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Rochelle Bradley

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

I’m Rochelle Bradley and I write romantic comedy because there’s already too much crap in the world and I feel it needs more laughter and smiles.

When in observation mode I’m quiet, however, my mouth is usually open with an encouraging glass-is-half-full pun or, quite possibly, my foot.

I can’t cook or sew and consider myself undomesticated. I do like to bake and make a mean BTS (Better Than Sex) cake.

I am a Bearcat, a Buckeye, an interior decorator, and fluent in sarcasm.

I live in southwest Ohio, near Dayton, but I grew up in Cincinnati. I have two kitties that you’ll see on my social media often.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

When I’m home, I love black tea, cafe mochas (coffee with hot chocolate), or wine.
I have to listen to music without lyrics or else I’m singing along or wondering why the artist wrote it. I prefer classical and epic movie soundtracks but will listen to spa too.
Wherever the cats are…there I am. Bed, sofa, table, or desk. I sit like a human though.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting new people and seeing old friends. Books!!!

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

James Rollins. I picked one of his books up at a yard sale and my life hasn’t been the same as an author since.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

I”m always working, usually editing, writing, or marketing. The only thing I do consistently is meet with authors twice a week to write. I am definitely a pantser and lists are my friend.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

This past fall I went to Canada for an event. I played author/reader dating game and had a blast. Though it was only two minutes long I got to know people. Since the event was a long weekend by the time it was over, I felt I had made life long friends.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

The Double D Ranch proof. Yes, it’s my book, but it reminds me I can do anything and dreams do come true.

What are your social links?

Twitter: twitter.com/AuthorRochelleB
Instagram: instagram.com/rochelle.bradley/
Pinterest: pinterest.com/BradleyRochelle/
Bookbub: bookbub.com/profile/rochelle-bradley
Fans of Fortuna, Texas group: facebook.com/groups/AuthorRochelleBradleyFans/
Facebook author page: facebook.com/RochelleBradleyAuthor/
Amazon: amazon.com/author/rochellebradley
Newsletter: rochellebradley.com/contact/
Website: rochellebradley.com/

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#WOTR20 #NewCover #PNR #Shifters #Brothers – Welterweight, Hallow Bothers Book 1 by Tricia Andersen

Welterweight Old Cover

New Cover is HAWT!!

Caleb Hallow doesn’t need anyone. All he needs is to dominate in the MMA cage and become world champion. His plans are derailed when he wakes up with a mysterious tattoo of his ancestors after a one-night stand with his opponent’s ex-girlfriend, Meg Riley. Sharing the mark with her joins them as mates for eternity. Can Caleb deal with Meg for the rest of his life? Can he keep her safe from his past as he falls deeply in love with her? And will she stay by him when she finds out he is actually a werewolf?
It was just a fling, a chance to get revenge on her cheating ex. At least that’s what Meg Riley tries to convince herself. But the indescribable pull that draws her to the dark, dangerous Caleb Hallow tells her differently. Although she is furious when she finds the strange tattoo on her back after their night together, and even though he tells her some convoluted story about him being a werewolf, she can’t stay away from him. She can’t stop herself from falling for him. When her ex threatens Caleb’s life, how far will Meg go to save him? Will she be willing to sacrifice her life for his?

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https://www.amazon.com/Tricia-Andersen/e/B005M6NCBG

Tricia Andersen lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her husband, Brian and her three children – her sons, Jake and Jon, and her daughter, Alex. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations. Along with writing, Tricia enjoys coaching and competing in track and field and traveling to cheer on her children in their various activities.

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#Wotr20 #AttendingAuthor #Military #NewToMeAuthor #2ndChanceRomance When You Were Mine by: Cindy Tanner


One letter a week. Care packages optional. Adopting a Marine seemed like the perfect extra credit project.​

Harper Evans never expected to fall in love with the Marine she adopted. She never expected to meet him in person but a surprise gave her the chance to claim who she wanted. Then life proved it can break your heart a million different ways.​

Asher Williams fought for his father and country, but he will fight hardest for the woman that stole his heart. Harper may have changed her mind about the life they planned together, but Asher wants it enough for them both.​

Will he still feel that way when he learns it all?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35890534-when-you-were-mine?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=PGSsJFdy0v&rank=1

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4 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Asher and Harper have known each other for many years. What started out as a penpal friendship, turned into something more. That is, until Harper suddenly cuts off all communication, leaving Asher heartbroken and confused. Fast forward 5 years, and their paths cross again. Can things ever go back to the way they were before? Or were these 2 never really meant to be?

Cindy is a new to me author, this is her debut novel. I won a copy of the book from the author and had the book on my TBR, but once I heard a rave review from a friend, I moved it to the top of my reading list. I’m so glad I did! When You Were Mine was my first read of 2020. It definitely set the bar high for all other reads this year.

Growing up an only child in rural Indiana Cindy grew to rely on her imagination for entertainment. Starting at a young age she would read books to her animals and started telling her stories to anyone that would listen. Over the years her love of reading and telling stories grew into a career of her dreams. She likes to write sincere stories with unexpected twists.

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Sandy Sullivan

Sandy Sullivan

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Sandy Sullivan – I write contemporary cowboys and rock stars. I have been published since 2008 and enjoy writing time between work schedules. I love to find new readers!

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

It depends on the genre. When I was writing my rock star series, I was listening to rock music a lot, older rock like Journey, Bryan Adams, etc.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Talking about my characters with readers. Most of them know them better than I do!

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Heather Rainier. I’ve been trying to meet her for several years now, but our paths never seem to cross.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

Nope. I write when I hear the characters in my head.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

One of the first times a reader squealed when she met me. It was the best memory ever!

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

Not really. I love all my books that I have collected.

What are your social links?

https://www.facebook.com/Sandy-Sullivan-120827420748/,

twitter.com/@sandys37,

www.romancestorytime.com

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

www.romancestorytime.com is the best. It has all the buy links for all books.

#WOTR2020 – #Review – Dead Girls: A New Adult Paranormal Romance by Krystle Able and R.L. Weeks

Dead Girls: A New Adult Paranormal Romance

Fans of Beautiful Creatures and Vampire Diaries will love this book.

Sisters, Pierce and Jackson, leave their luxurious lives in Manhattan behind them after their parents’ suicides, and move to a rainy town in Washington with their bitter Grandmother and her old, creepy mansion.
Level-headed and sensible Pierce is changing, and fiery Jackson must take the place of adult whilst their lives are turned upside down.
A serial killer is hunting red-heads, and with Pierce being the last girl in town to fit the profile, she’s on curfew. However, she keeps disappearing with a mystery man into the woods, coming back at night, covered in dirt with no memories and, holding a key to the only door in the mansion that’s off limits.
Things aren’t as the seem in the small town of Ridgeview. The monsters of stories could well be inside the walls of their home as well as outside.
No one is safe, no can be trusted.
Sometimes, the most beautiful smiles hide the darkest secrets…


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The most beautiful smiles hide the darkest secrets but sometimes the most disgusting scowls hide those same secrets. This entire book is based on secrets. Great secrets. Secrets that will keep you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what the secret is and who we can trust. An intense and intriguing read. I could not put this book down until the very end. And the ending! It was an unforgettable ending that I was not anticipating. I finished this book with my heart pounding! Yes! It’s that good!

The first secret, right from jump, is the death of the two sister’s parents. They are uprooted from a lavish life in NYC where they want for nothing and moved to Ridgeview, Washington with a grandmother that clearly doesn’t want them. As they are trying to adjust, there are girls coming up missing and Pierce, the oldest sister, fits the profile of the next victim. Jackie, the younger sister, is incredibly worried and not sure how to handle the situation. And on top of it their grandmother doesn’t want either of them. She is a crazy old bat! 

You don’t experience the paranormal aspect of the story until you are well into it but you just know it’s there. Once you stumble upon it, many questions arise and loyalties are questioned. This is one of those stories that you just can’t quite figure out and keeps you guessing up until the very end. It’s beautifully written and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Bravo!

#WOTR2020 Attending Author Krystle Able

Krystle Able

R.L. Weeks
R. L. Weeks

#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Alexandria Sure

Alexandria Sure

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Alexandria Sure. I’m from Michigan. I have a rescue Jack Russell Terror. I started writing on Sept. 1, 2014. I was a reader that NEVER thought I could write a book.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

Coffee, Swedish Fish, Earphones – always. Comfy chair. Prefer a Starbucks

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

Meeting readers, watching them meet a favorite author, Sharing ideas with fellow authors, a fun meet and greet before the signing.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Alice Clayton

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

All of my first drafts have been written during NaNoWriMo … the pressure of the month gets my writing juices flowing

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I’ll never my first signing and the first person that bought my book … Bailea Little. I was shocked that she really wanted my book.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I have a copy of Cocky by Natasha Madison that means the world to me. First, I love everything about her. Second, she surprised me with the book in the mail. It was never released as an actually paperback. Shhhh … no one is supposed to know.

What are your social links?

Author Links:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2pqQ8DR
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Alexandria-Sure-283345031858469/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexandriaSure
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwBP8A7XIMZub-rMph6uFKA
Instagram: https://instagram.com/authoralexandriasure/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9841965.Alexandria_Sure
Website: https://alexandriasure.com/

What are your buy links? (You can list individual or links to your Amazon/ibooks/Koko/etc Author Home Page.)

All my books are available on KU … https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072WMDTN4/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HHLC84V/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

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#NewRelease #Dark #FairyTales #TriggerWarnings – Alice in Chains: A Twisted Fairy Tale by Nikki Landis and Crimson Syn

Alice In Chains: A Twisted Wonderland

It’s time to go now, Alice.
Time to dive back into that rabbit hole.
Hurry and finish your tea, Alice.
Then return to where dark things go.

The good doctor thinks he knows it all,
He listens with bated breath.
Pretending his questions are innocent,
Hoping he’s getting you wet.

Don’t cry, Alice.
You chained and broken girl.
You’re not as pure as you were before.
You belong in a twisted world.

You belong in a mad, mad world.
With queens, beasts, and Doms.
In a place where submission is sacred.
Close your eyes, think of the calm.

Remember the blood and pain.
So sweet are the torturous wails.
Succumb to symphonic sighs.
Make him believe your tales.

It’s time to go now, Alice.
You’ve already waited too long.
The ethereal realm you miss so much
Calls you back with its sensual song.

Take the good doctor with you, dear.
Show him where shattered things go.
He’s mad as a loon, but he’ll see soon.
Show him Wonderland. Show him home.

– Chris Genovese, Romance Author


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First up…WHAT THE EFFFFF!!!!  Ya’ll heed the trigger warning Imma lay at your feet…its crazy and takes you on a dark ride.  Its emotional as EFF so be ready and don’t even tell me you weren’t warned.

I liked the twist of the doctor and Alice.  I liked how messed up it was and how I was like DUDE I am messed up for liking this!! BUT YET I did!!  LOL

It was a little bit slow but I think it needs to be slow so when you are in the thick of it you are like HOW DID I GET HERE!!! Plus HOW CAN WE GET OUT!!!!  Ya know.  It needs to set up slow and make you edgy.  You need the slow burn for the whole cat and mouse of it to start.  Lord when it starts you will a mess of anxiety!!!  I know I was!!

Again, I am going to stress this book is not for everyone!!  We see Alice being physically abuse and drugged plus the emotional abuse is just intense.  So please don’t go into this book unless you are ok with it.  I like some dark books but this was a bit darker then I like to go.  However, I did enjoy it and am kinda worried about my mental status at this time!! LOL

Crimson Syn is a new erotica author. She delves into those hot and heavy stories where her characters are pushed to their sexual limits. Her wicked pen dips into every little niche, even if it’s wrong and kinky. Vanilla, BDSM, BBW and that twisted taboo is what she wants to make you crave.
Her Hellbound Lovers MC series is her first attempt at a bad boy biker series. If you’re looking for sweet and innocent, you’ll find it, but not in that wholesome way you’re used to. No. Miss Syn delivers sex at its best, and the more innocent you are the more her alpha males will attempt to defile you.
Miss Syn is passionate about her family, her friends and her writing. Where she travels is her next setting, and her fantasies and dreams are her inspiration. She writes her alpha males tough and rough, and she expects for her female leads to be independent, bright women with lots of sexy curves.

Nikki Landis is the International Bestselling & Award-Winning Author of over 40 paranormal, reverse harem, MC, & sci-fi romance novels. She’s been addicted to romance and alpha heroes since she used to sneak her mother’s ‘bodice rippers’ as a teen and now writes her own. She’s the finalist in both the 2018 & 2019 Kindle Book Awards for Romance. Nikki’s recent novel Refugee Road won the IPPY Gold Medal for 2017 BEST ROMANCE/EROTICA. You can follow her at the sites below. She loves to hear from readers.

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